International Workshop (ASF UK & VPWA Ghana)

Local Vs Global

ASF International Workshop 2011

In a rapidly developing country at what cost

do visions for a modern global society come?

In this two week workshop, open to all built

environment professionals and post

graduate/Masters students interested in

sustainable development, we will explore how

a rapidly developing country such as Ghana,

is increasingly turning its back on local

construction, in favor of western principles

perceived as the vision for a modern

globalised society, and try and discover the

effects that this is having.

The concentrated two week workshop will

compare traditional and contemporary

construction practice in Ghana and consider

the social, economic and environmental

impact that the changing practices are


The outcome of the workshop will be a

four-day hands on design and construction

practicum based around a synthesis of local

and global visions for a sustainable future.

When? 3rd - 17th September 2011

Where? Ghana

Cost? £750

How do I apply? Send applications to

Application deadline is 31st April 2011

Succesful apllicants will be notified within 14

days of this.

Ghanaian? A number of places are available

to ghanaian nationals at a reduced price.

Please contact for more information.

ASF-UK is a UK registered charity, concerned with education

and training in the development sector. ASF-UK’s primary objective

is to make global agenda issues, in particular those impacting

on disadvantaged and vulnerable people, integral to the practice

and teaching of architecture. For more information please go to

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